Tammy Helfrich

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Sharing Your Story with David Mike {Podcast Episode #89}

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David Mike (aka Dilemmamike)  joins me on the podcast today. David is a cosmetology instructor and a writer. He shares his real life story of being from a long time military family to spending time in Ft. Leavenworth and beyond. He has an incredible story of grace and renewal.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • David’s dream to be a solider and his military background
  • His first experience with ecstasy and how it led to an addiction
  • How he started dealing drugs
  • He was arrested and went AWOL
  • How he was medicating himself to escape from reality
  • He survived an overdose
  • His court marshall and sentence in prison
  • How he found grace and forgiveness
  • How he learned that other people didn’t define him
  • His feelings of being alone and isolated
  • How getting out of your own head is so important
  • Fear of not having done something before
  • Starting to share his story with others
  • How he manages to fit writing in the margins
  • The difficult parts of writing his story and how painful it was for his family
  • His support from veterans has been instrumental
  • Being isolated is probably the worse thing you can do
  • Seek guidance and assistance from others
  • Waiting for the future or conditions to be perfect means you’ll never do it
  • Someone somewhere needs you to do your hustle now
  • You might surprise yourself

 

You can follow Mike on his website, Twitter, and Facebook.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Share in the comments below!

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Oops, his name is DAVID, and Mike is his last name! And his story is so very interesting, posted one chapter at a time on his site.

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